The Colts announced that kicker Adam Vinatieri has undergone hip surgery. The Colts also announced that Vinatieri has been dealing with his condition for over a year. Dr. Marc Philipon performed the surgery.
This explains why the Colts worked out Nick Novak yesterday. The Colts might issue a statement showing Novak has been signed in the coming days. One thing going against Novak is that Vinatieri is not expected to miss any games.
If Vinatieri misses some games the Colts might look to get Martin Gramatica back, who is still a free agent. Pat McAffe and Tim Masthay both can kick in a pinch.